The TQUK Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF) has been designed to provide learners with the skills and resources to become effective school support workers. This distance learning qualification is knowledge-based, which means that students do not need to undertake a placement, while they complete the qualification.
The purpose of the qualification is to introduce learners to the knowledge required to work in the school sector in a range of support functions including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles, or working with children and young people. Areas covered include child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, communication and professional relationships, equality and diversity, and schools as organizations.
This is an ideal qualification for candidates not yet employed by schools. It is also a useful course for any supporting staff in primary or secondary schools. School administrators, receptionists, librarians, IT support workers, learning support assistants, teaching assistants, caretakers, and lunch-time assistants will all benefit from this completing the TQUK Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF).
How does the course work?
Distance learning means learning at your pace, on your time. You will be in control of your study schedule, and you will be able to progress in your career as well as accommodate a family life or a full-time job. On average learners will take between 3 – 5 months to complete this course.
Once you enrol on the course, you will be able to take advantage of the interactive resources through our online portal. The course materials are easy to understand and you are assigned a tutor, who will be available for advice and guidance via email.
In order to successfully complete this qualification, learners will need to achieve 12 credits. Five units 3 in total.
There are no requirements to gain entry to this course. Everyone is welcome to enrol, with no prior qualification or other academic requirements.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 80 hrs.
Child and young person development
(H/601/3305, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)
- Know the main stages of child and young person development
- Understand the kinds of influences that affect children and young people’s development
- Understand the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development
Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
(K/601/3323, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 20 hours; Credits: 3)
- Know about the legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety
- Know what to do when children or young people are ill or injured, including emergency procedures
- Know how to respond to evidence or concerns that a child or young person has been abused, harmed or bullied
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults
(F/601/3313, Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)
- Know how to interact with and respond to children and young people
- Know how to interact with and respond to adults
- Know how to communicate with children, young people and adults
- Know about current legislation, policies and procedures for confidentiality and sharing information, including data protection
Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
( D/601/3321,Unit Level: 2; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 2)
- Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people
- Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people
- Understand inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people
Schools as organisations
(A/601/3326, Unit Level: 3; GLH: 15 hours; Credits: 3)
- Know the different types of schools in the education sector
- Know how schools are organised in terms of roles and responsibilities
- Understand how schools uphold their aims and values
- Know about the laws and codes of practice that affect work in schools
- Know about the range and purpose of school policies and procedures
- Know about the wider context in which schools operate
Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:-
- Level 2 Certificate in Healthcare Support Services
- TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum
- Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
- TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
- TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support of Teaching and Learning in Schools
- TQUK Level 3 Award in Education and Training
To enrol on this course, please go to our pre-enrolment page and complete the form. After a chat with one of our advisors, they will then send you out enrolments details. Alternately if you are ready to start now.
Please complete the enrolment form before making payment.
Payment can also be made by visiting our online shop.
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools (RQF)
Want to spread the cost? Then choose our payment plan spread of 5 monthly payments .
If you are ready to apply, please complete our online enrolment form, followed by selecting your option of payment. Once received we will process your enrolment and you will receive your login details. A member of the team will also be in contact with you.